Thread: Benoit Pouliot
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05-26-2013, 08:45 PM
Steve Yzerman
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Pouliot was 6th in terms of point production and he had limited TOI. He was on pace for 40 points in a 68 game season (counting the games he missed in the shortened season). I wouldn't trade him for a 4th, I'd be looking at a 2nd rounder or a 3rd-4th combo at the least.

More: That's on pace for 48 points in a 82 game season. He played on the top line with Stamkos and MSL in the days of Boucher. Do we really want to trade away a potential 50 point scorer for a 4th rounder? I don't see why we don't sign him for a one year extension unless we get a great trade offer.

Does anyone remember when got Purcell? He got 9 points in 19 games, on pace for 38 points in a full season. The next season he got 51 points, followed by 65. This was a player that did not succeed in the previous system he was in (L.A), but now Purcell is now considered trade bait on these forums for players like Bieksa.

So why wouldn't we give this chance to Pouliot?

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